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03/04/2013
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VILLAGE OF BERRIEN SPRINGS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
 
Minutes of the Village of Berrien Springs Regular Council Meeting held on Monday, March 04, 2013.
President Milt Richter called the council meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Present: President Milt Richter, President Pro Tem Barry Gravitt, Trustees Jim Allred, Bob Caulpetzer, Lonna Johnson, Lance Parrish, Sandy Swartz, Attorney DeFrancesco and Clerk Sheri Kesterke.
Absent:  None
Also Present: Journal Era, HP
 
All stood for the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:
Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held February 18, 2013.
*Moved by Barry Gravitt seconded by Lonna Johnson to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held February 18, 2013 as presented.  Ayes, 7; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
CORRESPONDENCE:
Cornerstone Chamber Insider March 1, 2013 newsletter received.
Central County Connection – Newsletter received for March.
 Center for Local State and Urban Policy – Michigan Public Policy Survey received.
 BSOT Fire Dept.- received brochures for their new program to install smoke alarms.
 Michigan Municipal League – Advocacy “Inside208” received.
 
Audience Comments:
  None
 
COMMITTEE REPORTSFINANCE AND PERSONNEL – Bob Caulpetzer, Chair
The next committee meeting has been changed from March 13, 2013 to March 12, 2013 at 4:30 p.m..
 
Pay Bills
*Moved by Barry Gravitt seconded by Bob Caulpetzer to approve the bills in the amount of $32,512.23.  Ayes, 7; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
Approve Reliable Disposal Rubbish Removal Agreement Extension
*Moved by Bob Caulpetzer seconded by Jim Allred to accept the proposal from Reliable Disposal to extend the Rubbish Removal Agreement for three years with no increase the first year, 4% increase for 2014-2015 and 4% increase from 2015-2016.  Ayes, 7; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
*Moved by Barry Gravitt seconded by Lonna Johnson to reflect the rubbish removal cost increase by increasing the rate to customers with no increase for the coming year, 4% increase for 2014-2015 and 4% increase for 2015-2016. Ayes, 7; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks Conference
*Moved by Sandy Swartz seconded by Barry Gravitt to approve sending Village Clerk Sheri Kesterke to the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks Conference in June at a cost of $1,061.00.  Ayes, 7; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
Fleis & VandenBrink Invoice #35107 for Hamilton Street Reconstruction
(Council pre-approved $51,500 for engineering for this project).
*Moved by Barry Gravitt seconded by Bob Caulpetzer to pay Fleis &  VandenBrink invoice #35107 for Hamilton Street Reconstruction Project #813370 in the amount of $11,631.89.  Ayes, 7; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
 
 
Village Hall insulation/ceiling proposal.
*Moved by Bob Caulpetzer seconded by Lonna Johnson to accept the proposal from Adcock Insulation to remove ceiling tile & fiberglass insulation from the Village Hall and replace as per quote with the Village Hall closing from March 27 – 29 to complete the project in the amount of $14, 500.00 with funding coming from General Fund cash operating.  Ayes, 7; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
Abonmarche – Safe Routes to School Project
*Moved by Barry Gravitt seconded by Bob Caulpetzer to approve Abonmarche invoice #106175 for work done on the Safe Routes to School Project in the amount of $774.00.  Ayes, 7; Nays, 0.  Motion carried. 
 
Russell Excavating LLC
*Moved by Barry Gravitt seconded by Jim Allred to pay Russell Excavating LLC $450.00 for work done to locate lateral and install a 6” clean-out at 352 Pam Drive.  Ayes, 7; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
PUBLIC PROPERTIES AND ORDINANCE – Sandy Swartz, Chair
The next committee meeting has been changed from March 13, 2013 to March 12, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
   
FIRE – Bill Dustin & Milt Richter Village Representatives
The next Fire Board Meeting is scheduled for March 27, 2013.
 
PUBLIC UTILITIES – Lance Parrish, ChairNext committee meeting has been changed from March 13, 2013 to Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
 
SHAMROCK PARK COMMITTEE – Jim Allred, Chair
The next committee meeting has been changed from March 13, 2013 to March 12, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
 
LIBRARY BOARD – Sandy Swartz
Minutes of the January 30, 2013 Board Meeting were received.
 
MEDIC 1 – Clerk Sheri Kesterke
Clerk Kesterke gave a synopsis of the Board Meeting held February 28, 2013.
Minutes of the January 17, 2013 Board Meeting were received.
 
RECREATION BOARD – Lance ParrishThe next Board Meeting is scheduled for the 17th.
 
POLICE COMMISSION – President Milt Richter
President Milt Richter announced the regularly scheduled meeting for March 7, 2013 has been changed to March 6th.
 
ONGOING BUSINESSNone
 
 NEW BUSINESS
 None
 
Audience Comments:
None
 
Adjournment
*Moved by Lance Parrish seconded by Bob Caulpetzer to adjourn at 7:28 p.m.  Ayes, 7; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
 
 
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Sheri Kesterke, MMC                                                 Milt Richter
Village Clerk                                                               Village President